The part of the personality that comprises the aims and goals for the self; usually refers to the conscious or unconscious emulation of significant figures with whom one has identified. The ego ideal emphasizes what one should be or do in contrast to what one should not be or not do.
The component of the superego that involves ideal standards approved by parents.
(psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives
Parentally approved behaviors
The self's aspirations.
In Freudian theory, the part of the superego that defines the positive standards for which an individual strives; acquired via parental rewarding of desired behaviors.
In Freudian psychology, the ego ideal (or ideal ego) is "an image of the perfect self towards which the ego should aspire."Narcissism (psychology)#Primary narcissism Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. The ego ideal : a psychoanalytic essay on the malady of the ideal / Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel ; translated by Paul Barrows ; introduction by Christopher Lasch. 1st American ed. (English version of IdÃ©al du moi.